Sara's Fave Photos Blog

Check out my new book, Flowers of Volunteer Park Conservatory. And welcome to Sara's Fave Photos Blog at Love That Image. My goal is to take a photo that is as compelling and beautiful as in real life, with no or minimal Photoshop work. You may copy a photo but link to lovethatimage.com. Thank you for your thoughtful comments, and thanks for visiting.

Published Thursday, August 18, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

White moth orchid

White phalaenopsis orchids blooming magnificently in the Volunteer Park Conservatory  in Seattle, WA.

Moth orchids blooming at the Conservatory in Seattle

Macro of moth orchids in flower at the Conservatory in Seattle

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Published Wednesday, August 17, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Conservatory display

Today at the incomparable Volunteer Park Conservatory  in Seattle, the Corpse Flower (Amorphophallus titanum)is getting ready to bloom,

The so-called Corpse Lily will bloom its rotting=scented flower quite soon

The so-called Corpse Lily, a giant, rotting=scented flower, will bloom quite soon

but what pulled me in were the nearby hydrangeas.

Dusty pink hydrangeas, peace lilies, and cannas in a magnificent living arrangement at the VPC in Seattle

Dusty pink hydrangeas, peace lilies, and cannas in a magnificent living arrangement

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Published Tuesday, August 16, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Dusk at the Cove

Last evening at the Normandy Park WA cove, a perfect summer evening.

Driftwood and still water in Puget Sound at the Normandy Park cove beach

Driftwood and still water in Puget Sound at the Normandy Park cove beach

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Published Sunday, August 14, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Sunflower with dark center

Do you see the bee butt in the lower right of the photo?

Sunflower with dark center and a bee homing in

Sunflower with dark center and a bee homing in

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Published Saturday, August 13, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Two roses

The late light in the rose garden in front of my house always thrills me.

Late afternoon light in my rose garden

Late afternoon light in my rose garden

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Published Friday, August 12, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Rainbow at dusk

On the road back from Anacortes on Sunday, a chunk of a rainbow at dusk.

Rainbow over Interstate 5 north of Seattle

Rainbow over Interstate 5 north of Seattle, Washington

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Published Wednesday, August 10, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Causland Memorial Park

While visiting Anacortes, WA last weekend, we saw the most amazing natural rock mosaic structures in Causland Memorial Park. This appears to be a performance space.

Remarkable rock mosaic structure at Causland Memorial Park in Anacortes, WA.

Remarkable rock mosaic structure at Causland Memorial Park in Anacortes, WA.

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Published Tuesday, August 9, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Anacortes windows

Love the sky reflection in these windows, downtown in Anacortes, WA.

Arched windows reflect the sky on a beautiful summer day in Anacortes, WA.

Arched windows reflect the sky on a beautiful summer day in Anacortes, WA.

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Published Monday, August 8, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Magenta flower

A delicate flower in a friend’s pretty garden. Later note: Geranium “Ann Folkard.”

Some kind of geranium, perhaps, blooming in August

Some kind of geranium, perhaps, blooming in August

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Published Monday, August 1, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Maple tree

Late afternoon light and its lovely shadows:

Leaf shadows decorate the trunk of a maple tree

Leaf shadows decorate the trunk of a maple tree

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Published Sunday, July 31, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

White rose macro: color and black-and-white

The name of this rose is Honor. The late afternoon light was so beautiful this evening.

The white rose 'Honor" in the garden

The white rose ‘Honor” in the garden

And here it is in black and white. I always have such resistance to letting the color go. Which is more thrilling?

White rose macro in the garden, black and white

White rose macro in the garden, black and white

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Added a few days later, a sepia image. I think maybe I like this one best!

White rose close up in sepia tones.

White rose close up in sepia tones

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Published Saturday, July 30, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Magenta bougainvillea

I have a bougainvillea standard (little tree) that I take inside each fall. Here it is enjoying the sunshine on our patio.

Colorful papery bracts enclose the true white flower of the bougainvillea plant.

Colorful papery bracts enclose the true white flower of the bougainvillea plant.

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